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DRC: Kabila Party Loses Seats, Retains Majority

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Official election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo show that President Joseph Kabila’s party lost ground in the November parliamentary polls. The figures, released Thursday by Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission, show that the ruling DDRP party won 63 seats — down from 111 in the previous parliament. The DDRP remained the largest bloc […]

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DRC: Kabila Party Loses Seats, Retains Majority

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Official election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo show that President Joseph Kabila’s party lost ground in November’s parliamentary polls. The figures, released Thursday by Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission, show that the ruling DDRP party won 63 seats — enough to retain its status as the largest bloc in parliament. Parties aligned with […]

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DRC: Kabila Party Loses Seats, Retains Majority

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Official results from November’s parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo show that President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party lost more than 40 percent of its seats. Full results released Thursday by Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission show Mr. Kabila’s PPRD party won 63 seats, down from the 111 it won in 2006. But the […]

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Kabila’s Party Losing Ground in DRC

Posted January 27th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Opposition lawmakers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are chipping away at President Joseph Kabila’s hold on parliament. Partial results released Friday by Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) show Mr. Kabila’s PPRD party won 58 seats, the most of any party in the country’s parliamentary elections. But the results put the PPRD on pace […]

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HRW: 24 Killed in DRC Since Kabila Election Victory

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An international rights group says Congolese security forces have killed at least 24 people since President Joseph Kabila was announced the winner of an election that international observers have deemed seriously flawed. Human Rights Watch Thursday said the victims include opposition activists as well as people simply gathered on the street or in their homes. […]

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DRC President Pledges Unity Following Disputed Election

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly inaugurated Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has pledged to unify his country, even though opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi argues he is his country’s rightful leader. Mr. Kabila took the oath of office Tuesday in Kinshasa, following last month’s election that international observers say had many irregularities, during voting and counting. ”On November […]

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DRC President Pledges Unity Following Disputed Election

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly inaugurated Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has pledged to unify his country, even though opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi argues he is his country’s rightful leader. Mr. Kabila took the oath of office Tuesday in Kinshasa, following last month’s election that international observers say had many irregularities, during voting and counting. ”On November […]

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DRC President Pledges Unity Following Disputed Election

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Newly inaugurated Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has pledged to unify his country, even though opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi argues he is his country’s rightful leader. Mr. Kabila took the oath Tuesday in Kinshasa, following last month’s election that international observers say had many irregularities, during voting and counting. U.S. officials also have […]

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DRC President Inaugurated Amid Dispute

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has been sworn in for a new term, as opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi continues to assert he is the country’s rightful leader. Mr. Kabila took the oath Tuesday in Kinshasa, following an election last month that international observers say had many irregularities during the voting and counting process. […]

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DRC President Set for Inauguration Amid Dispute

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila is due to be sworn in for a new term, as opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi continues to assert that he is instead the country’s rightful leader. The inauguration Tuesday follows an election last month that international observers said had numerous irregularities during the voting and the counting process. […]

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